Reviewed: A Look into Wonderland

by Anna Yule Alberta Ballet’s production of Alice in Wonderland is a creative and magical twist on the already classic Lewis Carroll story. It was a creative delight with its non-traditional choreography  and beautiful set display. The performance included a full menagerie of characters from the original story, including my favourite, the whole mad tea party.  The dancers transport you into Wonderland with their variation … Continue reading Reviewed: A Look into Wonderland

Review: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ by Alberta Ballet | By Neha Kumari

Seconds before the show is due to begin the Artistic Director of the Alberta Ballet, Jean Grand-Maître, commands the audiences’ attention with his bright purple feather boa and sparkly sequined top hat promising the packed auditorium that they are in for a treat. His ensemble is a fitting tribute to Sir Elton John, as Love Lies Bleeding explores the rise to fame of the glam rock star and his journey coming to terms with … Continue reading Review: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ by Alberta Ballet | By Neha Kumari

Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ | By Collins Maina

It’s not truly Christmas season until the Sugar Plum Fairy’s graceful twirls, or a re-telling of Scrooge’s mistakes, arrest an audience’s attention somewhere. This year’s production of The Nutcracker by the Alberta Ballet, as choreographed by Edmund Stripe, successfully captured the magical highs and lows of the popular holiday adventure. On opening night (December 10th) the audience was drawn into a telling of Klara and … Continue reading Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ | By Collins Maina

Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

In The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas suggests that “The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”  There is no better way to ascribe the tremendous achievement of the Alberta Ballet in producing Dumas’ beloved classic.  Tasked with the challenge of transforming an adventure-filled story into a ballet, choreographer David Nixon explores every seemingly possible facet of powerful performance.  What could have easily become an … Continue reading Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ | By Nikita-Kiran Singh